Fiber & Composite

Fiber & Composite

Our technical expertise, extensive application knowledge and broad global supply base enable us to offer a wide range of versatile fiber and composite solutions with exceptional fluid sealability, compressive and tensile strength, and crush extrusion resistance.

Beater Add Materials

  • Effective and economical sealing solution
  • Good fluid sealability, consistent stress relaxation and good crush extrusion resistance
  • Chosen for applications that exhibit a low to moderate degree of mechanical stress

Compressed Sheet

  • Above average resistance to compressive and tensile forces
  • Good fluid sealability, consistent stress relaxation and above average crush extrusion resistance
  • Chosen for applications that exhibit a high degree of mechanical stress

Surface Beading

  • Adds localized sealing force where needed
  • Surface beading increases conformability and improves sealability at low loads or for poor surface conditions
  • Several material options are available dependent on fluid medium to be sealed and the application environment, to satisfy a wide variety of applications

Surface Coating

  • Difficult applications often require additive surface coatings to improve base material performance. Several coatings are available including:
  • Nitrile to permanently bond joints together
  • PTFE to reduce coefficient of friction in applications with high mechanical motion
  • Pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) available
  • Silicone for improved sealability in joints with poor surface finish
  • Talc to promote release at disassembly

Impregnation

  • To improve interstitial sealing and fluid wicking resistance, a silicone impregnated option is available to enhance the base capabilities of many fiber materials